Category: Legislative Updates


Rendon Announces Assembly Committee Chair Changes

Amid redistricting activities and numerous announcements from lawmakers seeking other political offices, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon recently announced a series of changes to committee chairpersons. Last month, Speaker Rendon removed Assembly Member Evan Low as the chair and member of the Committee on Business and Professions. Low, who has served as chair for the past…

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Legislature Returns to Sacramento in One Month

The California Legislature is set to return to Sacramento to resume the second year of the 2021-22 Legislative Session in one month on January 3, 2022. Lawmakers are anticipated to face a number of significant issues upon their return to the Capitol, including issues related to health and human services implementation (e.g., CalAIM, Children and…

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Assembly Convenes Two Select Committee Hearings Related to Public Health

This week, the California State Assembly convened two informational hearings related to public health in locations throughout the state. We highlight these hearings below: Hernandez Testifies at Assembly Select Committee on Social Determinants of Health On Wednesday, the Assembly Select Committee on the Social Determinants of Health convened its inaugural hearing in La Mesa in…

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LAO Publishes 2022-23 Fiscal Outlook, Projects $31B Surplus

On Wednesday, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) issued its annual publication, “The 2022-23 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook,” providing an assessment of the state’s budget condition and a preview of major decision points for the Legislature ahead of budget activities in the new year. Perhaps most notably, despite the ongoing pandemic and associated economic impacts,…

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Assembly Health Committee Convenes Informational Hearing on Long-Term Care Facilities

On Tuesday, the Assembly Health Committee convened an informational hearing to assess the licensing, inspections, and quality of care provided in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) throughout California. The hearing featured three panels consisting of state officials, service providers, and facility representatives. The first panel provided an overview of the licensing and inspection process of SNFs…

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Governor Faces Limited Time to Act on Legislative Measures

Governor Gavin Newsom faces an October 10 deadline to sign or veto measures advanced to his desk by the California State Legislature prior to their adjournment last month. With limited time remaining, Governor Newsom acted on a significant number of legislative measures spanning a wide array of subjects, including health, behavioral health, and housing and…

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